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Spring Break Getaway
March 29, 2015

Spring Break went by pretty fast! I can’t believe it’s already time to go back to school ;~;.
Warning: This post contains a large amount of pictures… In case you’re limited on bandwidth.

My boyfriend and I took a road trip out of town on Monday. We left at 2AM to drive up to Yosemite National Park and got there at around 8AM. We went through two hiking trails (Artist Point and Lower Yosemite Falls). Artist Point was the harder hike between the two because we had to climb up the mountain to have a grand view of Yosemite compared to the view at parking-level. Lower Yosemite Falls was just as awesome in a way that we got to see the waterfall up close! After finishing these two hiking trails, we started making our way to San Francisco… Where I was driving for a small portion and got to try out the automatic gear shifter on the car we rented (Chevrolet Malibu) for funsies.

We got to our hotel in San Francisco after 4.5 hours of driving. My first impression of the city was, “Why are these buses running on the electric line?… Cramped and hilly streets, omg!! The bus wires above looks like thick spider webs.” (But it makes sense because the electric line can help reduce fuel emissions for the amount of buses they have… I think). Our first official stop in town (aside from the hotel) was Boudin at Fisherman’s Wharf because my boyfriend is crazy about their clam chowder bread bowls. I ordered a split of crab cake sandwich and clam chowder soup. The best thing is that the crabs used in the food here are actual crabs, not imitation crabs! We spent the rest of the night walking around the pier and visited Ghirardelli Square.

The next day (Tuesday), we toured many parts of San Francisco. We stopped at La Boulange for a quick brunch. I ordered the Smoked Salmon Open Face Sandwich- perfect for me because I don’t need to eat too much bread and still got to enjoy the smoked salmon! Afterwards, we started our “49-mile turning 65” scenic drive throughout the city and hitting many known landmarks (even though we missed a few because we were going the reverse route) including the Golden Gate Park, Conservatory of Flowers, Ocean Beach, Land’s End, Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Downtown, Twin Peaks, and so on. This route literally took the whole day and we didn’t finish until past 9PM. We stopped by Pizzeria Delfina for dinner (due to its 1,900+ reviews on Yelp) and Golden Island Cafe a bit later for some Chinese dessert.

We checked out of our hotel on Wednesday morning. Before starting our road trip back down to Los Angeles, we stopped by Boudin one last time for fresh sourdough bread and next door for some crab/lobster sandwiches. The lobster meat is real and I have no regrets spending almost $20 for that sandwich! We took the semi-scenic route back down and eventually passed by our sister school, Cal Poly SLO (where we took a 5-minute break and took a picture next to the statue). We eventually made it back to the village 1)not-so-fancy name for the university apartments during the evening.

Overall, I really enjoyed the trip! I got tired pretty easily from the few miles of hiking and walking around but it was totally worth the energy. The scenery in Yosemite and San Francisco are beautiful and I’m glad to be able to enjoy spending these moments with my boyfriend. The trip was really relaxing and stress-free so it helped me clear things off my mind before the new quarter starts on Monday. Hurray hurray hurray, enjoy the pictures!

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1. not-so-fancy name for the university apartments

11 Responses

  1. Tara ☆ March 29, 2015 at 12:33 am

    Yep, this post definitely has a lot of photos, but they all look nice! I love the photos you took of your adventure in Yosemite and San Fran! All the food photos are making me hungry! That bread bowl, lobster sandwich, pizza . . . bakery!!!

    I’m glad you were able to unwind and have fun for your spring break. Good luck with your new quarter! Don’t overdo it, as always! <3

  2. Michelle ☆ March 29, 2015 at 1:20 am

    These are beautiful photos. Man, I definitely need to do a road trip one of these days. I’m glad you had a great time ^^

    I want to visit San Francisco and even Yosemite National Park. There is so much I wanna do in California. Maybe even visit family there. Woot =)

    Yeah, spring break is already over for me, but yeah, it’s back to school for everyone now. I hope spring break helped you a lot.

  3. Kya ☆ March 29, 2015 at 2:01 am

    I am glad that you had such a good time. You really deserved that before getting back into studies. 😀

    The photos are perfect! 😀

  4. Raisa ☆ March 30, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    That sounds like such a fun trip! The scenery pictures are beautiful. *_*

    Good luck with the next quarter! 😀

  5. Cat ☆ March 30, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    That sounds like an awesome trip! I’ve never been to Yosemite, and it’s been years since I was last in San Francisco. Yosemite looks beautiful! I love those foggy views that you guys got and would love to take a hike through there.

    Yum, I always hear about how San Francisco has so much good food. The food photos all look tasty, especially the lobster roll! That’s awesome that you guys saw so much while in SF. I especially like how Land’s End looks.

    I’m glad you had such a great trip! Good luck on your next quarter!

  6. Grace ☆ April 5, 2015 at 1:46 am

    Those pictures of Yosemite look gorgeous! I’d love to visit it myself one day. Looks like you had a good time 😀 It’s good that you got to unwind a bit before starting again tomorrow!

    xo Grace

  7. Chester ☆ April 6, 2015 at 1:15 am

    I love the photos. It just gets me frustrated that I don’t get to see those kind of views. My favorite was the mountain.

  8. Aian ☆ April 6, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Wow!! I love the place!! Hope I can visit there someday… goodluck on your studies 🙂

  9. Amanda ☆ April 9, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Oh my gosh you had such a busy spring break! I’m glad you two enjoyed it so much. 🙂 I think you passed through my area too!

    Your bf has good taste. That clam chowder bread bowl is pretty much my favorite thing ever on the pier, haha. I haven’t gotten a chance to try or visit a lot of the places you did though (or maybe I did and I just don’t know the name lol!).

    Hope the quarter is going well for you so far! 🙂

  10. Chynna ☆ April 12, 2015 at 6:24 am

    I would love to go on a road trip. But first I need to learn how to drive, haha.

    All the food you tried sounds amazing. That’s what I love about trips away – trying out new foods.

    The pictures look so beautiful. I love to try hiking, I’ve never done it before. Glad you had a good time 🙂

  11. Karen ☆ April 12, 2015 at 6:39 am

    Wow, the view you had at Yosemite is breathtaking! Were there a lot of people hiking up with you?

    You must be exhausted though, your journey started at 2am. I don’t think I can do any hike if I woke at that time.

    San Fran seems really nice as well! Seeing all your pictures, I should go on a holiday soon..

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